Spiral Bereavement

Spiral Bereavement Services

Spiral bereavement supports children and young people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire following the death of someone important in their lives. 

It is with deep regret that we announce that our Spiral Bereavement Service will close from 31st December 2017.  See the news section opposite for further details.

Spiral bereavement has supported over 600 children and families since it launched in 2008 and has been a service that has continually developed and responded to the needs of our service users.

Spiral bereavement offered:

  • emotional support for children and young people following the death of someone important in their lives.  This could be through individual work, group work or social activities
  • family support following a death, for example coffee mornings, adult counselling
  • early intervention with families where there has been a sudden traumatic death, with some time exploring the story for children and young people
  • consultations for local professionals who are working with bereaved families who may like some additional advice and support
  • opportunities to meet with families who have had similar bereavement through activities and events
  • creative activities and workshops, some work can be seen on our Spiral gallery
  • training opportunities for professionals

Where to get additional Help and Advice


Child Bereavement Facilitator, Queens Medical Centre, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, Tel: 0115 9249924 ext. 66276

CRUSE, City and County, Tel: 0115 9244404

Children’s Bereavement Centre, 3 Kings Road, Newark, Notts, NG24 1EW, Tel: 01636 551739, Website: childrensbereavementcentre.co.uk

The Butterfly Project, Cavendish Lodge, 10 Devonshire Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1BS, Tel: 0115 9575300

NGY, 29-31 Castle Gate, Nottingham, NG1 7AR, Tel: 0115 7043114

Young Carers, Counselling with a small fee, Tel: 0115 9629351, Text: 07814 678460, Website: aycnottingham.co.uk or Email: ayc@carersfederation.co.uk

 Zephyrs, Support following death of a child, Tel: 0116 2544341

JOEL Hub, Based at the Golden Ball, Worksop, Tel: 07591 740287 to book an appointment

Kooth, Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people, Monday–Friday, 12pm-10pm, Saturday-Sunday, 6pm-10pm, Website: www.kooth.com

Casy Counselling Services, CASY provides a confidential counselling service to young people aged from 6 to 25 within Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, Tel: 01636 704620, Website: www.casy.org.uk

Nottingham City, Parents and carers, or self-referrals can be made via telephone consultation, or through Health and Care Point. Tel: 0115 8764000, Website: www.bemhnottingham.co.uk/professionals/referral/spa/refer/

Nottingham County, Single Point of Access by Nottinghamshire Healthcare on: Tel: 0300 5008080


Winston’s Wish, National website and helpline available.  Tel: 08088 020021, Website: www.winstonswish.org.uk

Child Bereavement UK, Website: www.childbereavementuk.org/

Child Bereavement Network, Online directory of services available nationally.  Tel: 0207 8436309, Website: www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk

ChildLine, For help and support about a wide range of issues.  Tel: 0800 1111, Website: www.childline.org.uk

Samaritans, Website: www.samaritans.org


Treetops, Treetops (Derbyshire, children, young people and Families need to have a Derby postcode to access support).  Tel: 0115 9496944